Lazy Reading for 2015/12/27

Last of the year, and all the links are terse!

In Other BSDs for 2015/12/26

There’s some DragonFly links I snuck in here because why not?

BSDNow 121: All your hyves are belong to us

Christmas doesn’t stop BSDNow from happening, and this week – along with the normal news summary – has an interview with Trent Thompson about virtualization on FreeBSD.  Specifically, iohyve, the new management system.

(Linking directly to the broadcast site instead of the page with the full summary on the BSDNow site, because that summary page isn’t up as of me posting this.)

Qemu fixes, and a bonus

A number of people have reported problems with qemu and DragonFly, both running locally and on a host.  It turns out to be a problem with the getcontext(), setcontext(), and swapcontext() functions, but Matthew Dillon fixed it in a way that doesn’t affect performance very much.

That apparently wasn’t good enough, so he added _quick versions of those same functions, so it became not just a fix, but an improvement.

In related qemu news: qemu-devel can use vknetd similar to a vkernel, now.

Lazy Reading for 2015/12/20

Finally, a week of links you can get through in one sitting.

In Other BSDs for 2015/12/19

Yet another week that I started 2 weeks ago; this end-of-calendar-year is full of BSD goings-on.

New DragonFly installer disk arrangement

The DragonFly installer has been modified to produce disk arrangements that will generally match between UFS and Hammer installs, plus directories where you usually don’t want Hammer history or backups (like /tmp or /usr/obj) are now under /build and null-mounted to where you’d expect, since null-mounting works transparently well on DragonFly.  Matthew Dillon has a note explaining the whole thing.

BSDNow 120: man in the middle

The official title for BSDNow 120 is “I’m talking about the man in the middle” which is too long for an article title here.  It’s a Michael Jackson reference and a type of attack against encryption, if you are unclear.  Anyway, the episode has the usual news roundup and an interview of Pawel Jakub Dawidek.

Who wants a DragonFly shirt?

As mentioned previously, Sepherosa Ziehau is printing up some DragonFly T-shirts for WeChat users.  He’s going to have a few left over, so he is sending them to me to hand to non-China people.  If you want one, leave a note saying so in the comments.  Here’s the front and back.

You need to provide some way for me to contact you – preferably email, and the size you’d want.  (Use the Land’s End Men’s Shirts chart for sizing, because why not.)  I’ll only have a few, so no guarantees.

Update: I have more responses than probable shirts at this point – sorry!  I’ll get in contact with each of you once the shirts come in and arrange delivery.

Lazy Reading for 2015/12/13

A good chunk of this is brought over from last week, cause there was so much.

Your unrelated game link of the week: Freecol.  Runs on all the BSDs (thanks Thomas Klausner), as far as I can tell.  (via)